The New York Times — Science will suffer under Trump’s travel ban, researchers say
Researchers, academic officials and science policy makers are expressing alarm at President Trump’s order barring entry to the United States to people from certain predominantly Muslim countries, saying it could hinder research, affect recruitment of top scientists and dampen the free exchange of scientific ideas.

PR Newswire — Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety releases 2017 Roadmap Report of state highway safety laws
Yesterday, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety released the 2017 Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws. The annual report  rates all 50 states and DC on adoption of 15 basic traffic safety laws. Recent data reveal sharp increases in motor vehicle crash fatalities in 2015 with the upward trend continuing in 2016. More than 35,000 people were killed in 2015 and over 2.4 million injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The Huffington Post  California professors sign open letter to Trump urging action on climate change
More than 2,300 faculty members from California public universities signed a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take the threat of climate change seriously. The letter, signed by faculty members from the University of California and California State University systems and released on Tuesday, asks Trump to maintain the U.S. commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, as specified in the Paris climate change agreement President Barack Obama signed last year.

Kaiser Health News  Getting patients hooked on an opioid overdose antidote, then raising the price
Virginia company Kaleo makes an injector device that is suddenly in demand because of the nation’s epidemic use of opioids, a class of drugs that includes heavy painkillers and heroin. Called Evzio, it is used to deliver naloxone, a life-saving antidote to overdoses of opioids. More than 33,000 people are believed to have died from such overdoses in 2015, and deaths soared at a record pace in 2016. As demand for Kaleo’s product has grown, the privately held firm has raised its twin-pack price to $4,500, from $690 in 2014.

BBC  Trump cabinet: Democrats boycott health and treasury picks
Senate Democrats are boycotting confirmation votes for two of President Donald Trump’s key cabinet nominees, forcing the votes to be postponed. Senate committees had been expected to approve several candidates, in the second week of Mr. Trump’s presidency. Democrats said they wanted more information about the financial activities of health nominee Tom Price and treasury pick Steven Mnuchin. Mr. Trump had earlier said the Democrats were obstructing the political process.